Imperial Collage Healthcare

Amitriptyline


Lab Code : AMITR


Test Background
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and is indicated in the management of depressive illness and treating nocturnal enuresis in children. Side-effects include: arrhythmias and heart block, anxiety, dizziness, agitation, confusion, sleep disturbances, irritability and paraesthesia.


Clinical Indications
Assessment of patient compliance Assessment of suspected toxicity


Reference Range
See report


Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)


Sample Volume
1 mL pre-dose trough sample


Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.


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